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Thank you Richard,but I can't get my video to Publish,otherwise I would be able to post it.Eric33
This topic has a lot of merit Harmlessonica. Good to be able to hear how various harps sound.
Thanks for this.
Key A Flat
Here's something I've been wanting to set up for a while, but never had enough time to start.
I'm going to post sound test demonstrations of my harmonicas as a resource that might be useful for those who are maybe considering a particular model or key.
I've tried to play examples of straight single notes, vamping, bent notes and octaves. It'd be great if others would join in and do likewise for models they own. It's fine to post duplicates of any model/key as it will help viewers differentiate between instrument timbre and the player's natural tone. I would like to ask that recordings in this thread would be acoustic (no amplification) and without backing - this way, a viewer can fully appreciate the harp in question.
Recordings can be accompanied by a brief write up of pros and cons, or you might even post one of your own reviews you've filmed.
If this takes off, I'll consider making it a sticky post.
and other members who find their posted videos wont open.
About 4 weeks ago the Harmonica Club developed a fault/glitch.
This has caused the uploading of videos via the ADD VIDEO button in members accounts to fail.
I am no expert but the following works for me.
Until the problem is repaired the only way is to COPY/PASTE the URL code of the video IN A MESSAGE.
Here are two ways to do it.
1/ At the HOME PAGE/
use the ' SAY WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND /
Write your message/ & COPY & PASTE the relative URL code/
This way is short lived in that this is a 'time line' ..... very soon it will be out of sight
as the messages scroll down with each added message.
2/ Another way is to post a Topic on the DISCUSSION FORUM .......
DISCUSSION FORUM /
FORUM HOME PAGE (MAIN FORUM) /
TECHNIQUE AND LEARNING TO PLAY /
NEW TOPIC /
Write name of Topic/
Write your message & COPY/PASTE the video URL /
The down side to both these ways is that your video will not appear in your 'MY VIDEOS' or in the "Club Videos' on the Home Page.
However if you wish AS WELL ..........use the ADD VIDEO method and the video will appear as normal (but not work) .
This should then be ok when the website problem is resolved... ..
I hope this reduces the stress.
I need. Some help regarding the posting of a Video. When it comes to publishing it just freezes. What do I do next.Eric33
Sounds like you're all set then. Good luck, can't wait to hear your next recording.
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Thanks for your interest in this harmlessonica.......
I do use a mixer but in this case i think it is a matter of finding the right volume setting to set the stereo on....and the relative gain level of the microphone.
Next time I will experiment.
Richard, what kind of amp are you playing through? I'm no expert on these things, but if it's the kind with multiple inputs, then playing the CD through that would solve the relative loudness issue.
I did consider Red River Rock but couldn't find a track that wasn't heavy on the melody................the jazz piece allowed me to play the melody where the band wasn't, if you get my meaning.
Yes dixieland is a favouite of mine too........trad jazz, as it was known here, filled the void between rock and Beatles etc...... Jazz clubs were formed with memberships and bouncers to keep out the trouble making 'rockers'.
Thanks to you and harmlessonica for the comments re loud backing ....I will address it..........make some test rcordings perhaps.
This is the value of posting performance.
Thanks for listening harmlessonica and sarge........... I jammed along live in one take......Put the CD on and went for it.......no tracks so no change to the "backing" can be made to the relative volumes without retaking the whole piece. I did notice that I was being drowned out at the start and is why I cupped the mike later on. .
Jamming really frees me up........a lot of fun.
Dixieland version!!!! I love dixieland jazz. Back in the 50's a group had a pretty good hit with Red River Rock, which was a 50's rock and roll rhythm played on an organ. You did a good job there Richard, but I agree with Harmless that your backing tracks are too loud.
That's great Richard. An upbeat swinging version I hadn't heard before.
I would have liked the backing to be less dominating, but other than that, I enjoyed it.
Thanks for sharing.
I just bought a book of tunes that I think would suit a beginner - it is full of shortish tunes that can be played within one octave, in the key of C, & has no bending required.
The Ultimate Miniature Harmonica Tunebook - 365 tunes for the 4 hole harmonica - Pat Missen
Don't be put off by the title, these tunes can be played on any 'harp.
Here is an easy tune from the September songs of the month ballot.....Again I'm surprised It polled poorly.
Such a simple song and in every learners book I'm sure.
However it's not the song so much as how it is played......so I've played along with the Firehouse 5 Jazz band.
They are/were a wonderful band ........I hope I haven't destroyed their rendition of RED RIVER VALLEY.